Access Control Server Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 09, 2014

Electronic access control systems need to be managed. The 'server' though can range across:

  • Panel based / 'serverless' systems
  • Combo workstation / server systems
  • Dedicated servers
  • Virtual servers

We explain, compare and contrast each one, including with a review of manufacturer minimum server specifications.

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Panel ***** *******

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